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Best French Fries

chris011001 Aug 30, 2006 01:07 PM

Hounds - where can I find the best fries in Manhattan?

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    JennS RE: chris011001 Aug 30, 2006 01:22 PM

    See this recent thread:

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      big o RE: chris011001 Aug 30, 2006 02:41 PM

      I didn't respond to that previous thread, but a few folks mentioned one of my favorite places to get fries: Loreley. Really fantastic, thin, crispy fries.

      Add in the back garden, some nice weather, a wurst or schnitzel, and a beer big enough to bathe a dog in and the fries get even better.

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        Sean Dell RE: chris011001 Aug 30, 2006 02:53 PM

        The previous post is good, and is one of many on the subject. Here's a selection: Balthazar (or any Keith McNally restaurant), The Odeon, Petite Abeille across the street, Lorelei (although I think they are too thin), and a surprise, which I've loved for some time, Beppe, for wonderful 'Tuscan' fries.

        - Sean

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          harrison RE: Sean Dell Aug 30, 2006 03:08 PM

          agree w/ sean on beppe. you can also get cesare's same tuscan fries at maremma.

          i'm also a fan of the cottage fries at jg melon if you want to count them.

        2. guttergourmet RE: chris011001 Aug 30, 2006 07:59 PM

          cafe de bruxelles-always has been always will be-mussels are good there too.

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            TipsyMcStagger RE: chris011001 Aug 30, 2006 09:50 PM

            Without a doubt, Mandler's (www.mandlers.com ) on E 17th, just west of Union Square has some of the tastiest, crispiest fries in NYC.

            Try them!


            1. masha bousha RE: chris011001 Aug 31, 2006 05:14 PM

              Pommes Frites, 123 2nd Avenue.


              you won't regret it.

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                designerboy01 RE: masha bousha Sep 3, 2006 05:09 AM

                I give a second vote to Pommes Frites.

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                Wallace Stevens RE: chris011001 Sep 3, 2006 04:30 AM

                Cafe Mogador (St. Marks, between 1st and A) has some of the best unheralded fries in the city. Double fried, pale golden, crisp and tender inside. They're not on the menu, but you get them with their sandwiches, or you can just ask for a side of them.

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